Friday, June 24, 2011

2008 New England vs San Francisco...Especially for Dee

Today in football we are going back to the 2008 season of the New England Patriots. A season that started off in the worst possible way. In the first game of regular season our beloved quarterback was injured and little did we know at the time but was going to be out for the season. Oh my...what we will do without Tom Brady? Into the game walks Matt Cassell. A QB that has never played a regular season game. Well there goes our season. Oh little did we know, how Matt would step up to the plate and have such an incredible season. Today I am featuring pictures from the game against San Francisco. Why you may ask am I bringing up a game from 2008? Well because I have this friend named Dee...I met him over at and he is a die hard for his 49ers! That poor chap! Let's get to the pictures, shall we?

In the above picture you see Randy Moss. Oh Randy. How we love to hate our Randy. Well not ours anymore, but in 2008 he was. Tom and Randy were in sync with each other. How would he do with Cassel? He did what Moss does. He rocked!

Oh and here we see the now beloved Matt Cassel. Who after this season went to be the starting QB for the Kansas City Chiefs. WTG Matt! You did us proud!

Oh here he is again. Dont you love him.

Oh I saved this picture for last. The one Dee will enjoy the most. His QB being sacked. Oh wait, you mean fans dont like to see their QB sacked? Whoops, sorry Dee.

FYI...NE won this game. :)

So there you have it. My favorite team and Dee's favorite team.

Much love to you my friend!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Almost 2 weeks into this....

So this is a blog about crafting, right? Well there is more to my little ol life than crafting so sometimes you may have to read about my struggles and truimphs of my new healthy lifestyle. And anything else I might want to throw in here. You know August is coming which means football season (hopefully we have one lol) and so you know I cant resist a post or 2 about the Patriots.

But today we will talk about weight loss. Fun subject, right? About a month of so ago my mom offered to fix my car for me but in exchange for that she said she had to put a lein on something valuable of mine. In my head I was thinking "girl, you must be joking, because I have nothing of value". Oh little did I know! She said she would like to put a lein on my kidney. I was like "huh"? She told me that within a year or so she will need a kidney transplant. Including me, there are 6 of us kids. She said out of all of us, I was the only candidate. I have always said that I would give a kidney to my mom if she needed me too but I wanted to be the last on the list because I am deathly terrified of going under. Its a real fear of mine. I guess I will have to get over that fear. of course in order to even be a candidate for this, I cant be the size that I am. I have to lose weight. Two weeks ago, I finally thought that I better get serious. Last week at my "weigh in", which means my bathroom scale in front of no one, I dropped 5lbs. No biggie, probably water weight, the same ol same ol that most people see on week 1. A good drop in the lbs! This week has been completely different! The scale wasnt moving at all and I was doing everything right. Absolutely no cutting corners or cheating. Well until last night, when I decided I was going to eat that little piece of cake because the scale wasnt moving anyway, so I might as well. This morning the scale was the same as it was last Friday. Talk about frustrating!! I cant even describe the frustration. But I am going to chalk this up to water retention due to that "time" coming and keep moving forward and hope for better results next week.

I took some before pictures last week. Can you say O.M.G! Those were awful! And ones that I hope to never have to take again. And before anyway can ask, I wont be posting those until I have some progress to show lol. So stay tuned for those.

Tonight and this weekend is a challenge. Its Hoagland Days and we all know some of that carnival food is just the best. I have been talking to myself all day saying that none of that food will taste as good as being thin feels. And I will continue to tell myself that all night at the fair. Maybe I will put a sign around my neck that says "do not let me buy an elephant ear".

So until next week and the next weigh in....I will sign off on this post.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You & Me Card......CTMH June Kit Special

We had June birthdays out at my mom's today. This is the card that I made for my sister for her birthday. I used the You & Me kit from CTMH. This kit is on special this month for only $15. The kit normally runs for $34.95 so it is an awesome deal. Also part of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help the tornado victims. Below is a picture of everything that comes in the kit.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

You & Me Kit CTMH Special in June

CTMH has an awesome special going on in the month of June. Its the You & Me Stronger Together campaign. You can get the You & Me kit, pictured below, for the awesome price of $15. Regular price for this kit is $34.95 so you are saving over 50%! And the best part about the promotion is that part of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help all the tornado victims!! Get yours while you can!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

This is just a test...ignore :)

Just testing my signature

Helping the Scrapbookers of Joplin

Everyone knows of the tradegy that struck Joplin. Let's join together and help the crafters of this town. I for one know that I have a ton of stuff that I bought and have never used. It just sits and collects dust. So why not donate it and let someone who lost everything put it to good use.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Special for CTMH

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New venture with CTMH

Over this past weekend I decided to take advantage of the awesome deal that CTMH had going for new consultants. CTMH was the first stamp company that I ever stamped with way back when it was D.O.T.S! I have always loved their products so I figured why not try my hand at sharing that love with everyone I know. Stay tuned for more on this great company and the specials that they have going in June.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bargello Technique

I recently rejoined a yahoo group that I had been a part of a long time ago. Its a group where we send one card a month to someone. Each month there is a different technique that we have to try. The point of the group was to force us to try all those neat stamping techniques that are out there that we might not have tried otherwise. For May we are doing the Bargello technique. I dont have the link for it but you can find it at This is not a technique that I would have normally tried but I am glad I was able to do it! There are so many different ways to do it. I like the clean simple look that my card turned out to be. I am glad it came out fairly cute since when I sat done to make it I had no idea what I was going to do. I think the hardest part was picking out what patterned paper to use!!

Hope everyone has a GREAT Tuesday!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Another Mothers Day post

Every Mothers Day we take pics of everyone and their kids. This year was no different. I dont think anyone looks forward to Aunt Angie pulling out her camera and making the sit around and take pictures. My sisters even questioned me on why I was sitting them in the order I sat them in. Well this is how we sit every year. DUH! Cant mess with perfection!

From left to right starting at the back row: ME :), Christine (sister), Tonya (sister). Front row: My momma, Beck (sister), and Kim (sister in law)

My sister Tonya and my niece Brooke. Oh how she has grown! She is 17 now and it seems like just yesterday that she was a baby! She is a junior in high school and has her learning permit. Of course we all would like to keep her off the road for now. She isnt real good out there yet lol.

My sister Christine, my niece Mariah, and my nephew Jeremiah. Again these 2 have grown up so fast!! I still call my niec Riah butt. I think I will call her that on her wedding day lol. And Jeremiah is such a lover. He always wants to hug everyone! AND never will pose for pictures so this is one time of year that he doesnt cover his face!!

My sister Rebecca and her son Jace. What can I say about Jace. Hmmmm, he is definitely the handful of the bunch to put it nicely. I dont even know what else to say lol.

Me, my daughter Chantelle and my son Austin. Chantelle has grown up to be a beautiful young lady. She is now 16, will be 17 soon. She has grown to stand 6ft tall. Yes I have to look up at my own daughter lol. She will be taking her driving test on Friday to get her license. YIKES is all I can say about that. No really, she is a good driver. She even has her boat license. Yes she can drive a boat legally but not a car lol. Oh and Austin. 12 years ago that little man was born 14 weeks early weighing 2lbs 6ozs. He literally fit in the palm of your hand. It was by far the scariest time in my life. Not knowing whether your child was going to live through another day. But he is growing up so fast now. Before long they will both be adults! YIKES!

I hope everyone had a GREAT Mothers Day!


Happy Mothers Day!

Another Mothers Day has almost passed. I hope every mother out there had a fantastic day! And like everyone I think that my mom is the GREATEST! She is always there for us no matter what. This is the card I made for her to go along with her gift. She is getting a pool installed this week and is really looking forward to everyone coming out and having sitting poolside sipping on margaritas. So I gave her a couple margarita glasses that I bought in Florida. I believed she loved them. :) AND to make this card I broke out a SU set that I bought that last year and have never used! So be proud of me all you stampers!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Its been SOOOOO long!

Its been so long since I have made anything!!!!!!!!!!! But I finally got my little stamping away halfway set up. Enough that I could sit down and throw a card together. I used a Bella that was sent to me. I colored her with my copics. Its been FOREVER since I have pulled the Copics out! Everything else on the card is from PaperTrey. Love my PTI! Photobucket

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More pictures from Florida

Just sharing some more pictures from Florida. This was such a fun trip and I cant wait to go back. Although next time we will definitely fly. It was the longest car ride ever! When driving to Florida you dont ever think you will get through the state of Georgia. It is the longest state ever lol!

This picture was taken standing on a pier at Cocoa Beach

I just have to laugh everytime I look at this picture. This was our waitress at one of the resturants we went to by the ocean. This gal had the hots for Les. It was crazy how much she was flirting with him.

The Disney cruise ship. That would be fun to go on!

Just a boat out on the Banana River

And sea turtles. SO cute just swimming around.


Monday, January 24, 2011

First time in Florida and seeing the ocean

Peacocks in the middle of the street? A little odd

Les and I standing on a pier at Banana River

Just a view of the ocean from the pier
One would think that at the age of 35 I would have seen the ocean by now. But alas I had not. That is until Dec 2010. Les and I took a trip to see his uncle in Cocoa, Fl. The weather was decent all week but on this particular day it was kind of overcast and chilly by the water. Les didnt want to walk to the water to get our picture taken but there was no way I was not getting my pic taken at the water so I made him suck it up and do it. After the pic was taken I walked into the water so I could say that I had been in the ocean. You cant visit the ocean for the first time and NOT go in the water right? It was really cold but thats OK. :)

The picture below was taken in Cocoa Beach FL